Napoli rejected a bid of £95 million from Manchester United for towering centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Koulibaly has emerged as one of the stand-out defenders in world football, having led the Partenopei to a second place finish in Serie A last season.
The 27-year-old’s majestic performances have captured the attention of a host of European clubs, most notably United.
“[Jose] Mourinho wanted him, we rejected £95 million,” De Laurentiis said. “But now it’s impossible that he leaves Napoli.”
The Senegalese international has made 174 appearances for the Naples club since joining from Genk back in 2014.
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